November 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Kathy Ireland stem cells

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Remember Stemage? They are the cosmetic company with Kathy Ireland as their spokesperson whose anti-aging cream includes extracts from human stem cells. In Part 1 of this blog series on Stemage I gave some key background and raised some important questions. I also sent some questions to the company and now more recently to the affiliated company, Scharp Technologies that makes the key ingredient in Stemage, a human stem cell conditioned media product called MDFc19. In addition, I called Stemage on the phone and …Read More

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A new stem cell cosmetic cream, Stemáge, being pitched by former super model Kathy Ireland in YouTube commercials has made a number of claims. They have also used suggestive language that they (or their apparently affiliated company Scharp Technologies) were collaborating with what is, in my opinion, one of the best research institutions in the world: Sanford-Burnham. I have now got an official response from Sanford-Burnham regarding the company selling Stemáge stem cell anti-aging. I heard from Deborah Robison, VP of Communications as follows: “Sanford-Burnham is …Read More

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I was alerted by a friend to the fact that there are now YouTube ads for stem cell products popping up, and one such ad features supermodel Kathy Ireland pitching for something called Stemáge Skin Care. Updated (May 23): note that preliminary word from Sanford-Burnham is that they are not collaborating on Stemáge. Today’s post is Part 1 of at least 2 on this Stemáge product. I will post Part 2 soon that is a must read as it includes information my somewhat shocking phone conversation …Read More